Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

08.15.2014

A delicious and easy Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder topped with crispy bacon, green onions and jalapenos. This soup is great family-friendly comfort food that’s so easy to prepare. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a red potCreamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many soup recipes! Crazy enough though I didn’t use to care all that much for soup, it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance or something.

Then I realized I just needed to either make my soups heartier or serve it with a side that is a little more filling if the soup is really light. Now, soup is definitely one of my favorite things to make for dinner so I’m always looking out for new soup recipes.

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a white bowl

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Today we are serving up this Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder that is definitely a win all around. I loved it, my husband loved it and my picky eating kids loved it.

How could we not? This soup is loaded with chicken, potatoes, bell peppers, corn and bacon, and let’s not forget about that generous amount of half and half that makes this soup rich and irresistibly creamy!

This one is definitely going to be added to my soup rotation! I can’t wait to cozy up with a bowl of it during the cold seasons that lay just ahead.

A close up of Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a large pot

Can You Freeze This Chowder?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing this soup because dairy doesn’t freeze well. You could make it in advance and store it in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Also, why not try serving this soup with tortilla chips or crusty bread.

More Delicious Chowders To Try;

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Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

4.94 from 16 votes

A delicious and easy Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder topped with crispy bacon, green onions and jalapenos. This soup is great family-friendly comfort food that's so easy to prepare. You can't go wrong with this one!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 497 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cooked and shredded (3 cups)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled*
  • 1/4 cup butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper , diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos , seeded for less heat if desired, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium russet potatoes , peeled and diced slightly less than 1/2-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • Green onions and seeded , finely chopped jalapenos (optional), for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.
  2. Add potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in cooked chicken, corn and half and half and simmer, uncovered 10 - 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm topped bacon, green onions, and optional jalapeno peppers.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from BHG
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 388mg 16%
Potassium 1103mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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164 comments

  • Lori B: So good! My new go-to chicken corn soup recipe! August 3, 2018 at 8:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting! August 7, 2018 at 2:48pm Reply

  • Jess: This is the best! I have made the recipe at least 15 times and it never disappoints. As the granddaughter of a Maine potato farmer any soup with potatoes will get my vote. This one wins hands down and I am definitely right there with the reviewer with the sour dough bread. YUM! May 2, 2018 at 6:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you have enjoyed the chowder – thanks for your feedback! May 2, 2018 at 2:58pm Reply

  • Joy: Been making this recipe for a year now and it’s the best I’ve tried. My family loves this recipe. It’s simply delicious. My daughter comes to see me and this is always her choice in what to make her to eat. Thanks for sharing so other families can enjoy. April 3, 2018 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Deb Poole: This is such a good soup! Even my husband, who would rather have a hunk of meat than soup for dinner loved this. Thank you for sharing it with the world! March 21, 2018 at 6:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it – thanks for leaving a review! March 23, 2018 at 4:17pm Reply

  • Donna: Thank you for this great recipe! I ate this yesterday at a local small town resturant and it was the Bomb! Thank you also for not adding celery to this recipe..I will be following your posts for more of your recipes.. :) March 14, 2018 at 9:09am Reply

  • Pasta Frola: Found your recipe from Pinterest and it’s fantastic! The whole family loved it. Thanks. February 27, 2018 at 11:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear it! February 27, 2018 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Kevin: This was amazing. Had it with a sourdough bread for dipping. Any idea if it can freeze? I have so much leftover. February 12, 2018 at 4:57pm Reply

  • Kim: I am not a very good cook, but this soup rocked!! Easy to make. I adjusted a couple of things but overall followed the recipe and it was tasty. January 28, 2018 at 6:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy you liked it Kim! January 30, 2018 at 1:57pm Reply

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